Image EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ALEXANN WESTLAKE IN OUR COMMUNITY BIRTH CENTER'S WATER-BIRTH ROOM./CHRISTIAN WIHTOL/THE LUND REPORT Challenges For New Lane County Birth Center Reflect Larger Problem With health insurance coverage limited for non-hospital births, Our Community Birth Center starts out small with plans to grow. Nov 16, 2021 Premium Image Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Southwest Portland. | M.O. STEVENS/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Oregon Surgical Tech Sues Providence, Alleging Discrimination, Retaliation Reginald Daniels, who is Black, worked at Providence for 33 years before he was fired. Oct 25, 2021 Premium Image The Oregon Health Authority in Salem. | OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY State Boosts Oregon Health Plan Per-Member Spending 4.2% For 2022 The increased money to coordinated care organizations will go for higher general health care costs plus more treatment of addictions. Oct 21, 2021 Premium Image The building on Southwest Broadway in Portland that housed FamilyCare's corporate offices. | EMILY GREEN/THE LUND REPORT Lawsuit Against Oregon Health Authority Runs Up $23.4 Million Legal Tab FamilyCare’s seven-year battle against the state agency has generated massive legal bills for both sides, and there is no end in sight. Oct 8, 2021 Premium Image WORKERS STRIKE TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 2021 AT THE MCKENZIE-WILLAMETTE MEDICAL CENTER IN SPRINGFIELD./CHRISTIAN WIHTOL/THE LUND REPORT McKenzie-Willamette Workers Stage Two-Day Strike SEIU Local 49 members protest move by Springfield hospital to outsource about 100 jobs to a Texas-based staffing company. Oct 5, 2021 Premium Image Oregon Health & Science University Center for Health and Healing Building 2 in the South Waterfront neighborhood, July 2020. | SHUTTERSTOCK For OHSU, Pension Payments Loom As COVID-19 Crisis Eases The university’s PERS liability has ballooned to $595 million, resurrecting concerns about the pension burden on one of Oregon’s largest public agencies. Sep 21, 2021 Premium Image Oregon State Hospital. | AMANDA LOMAN/SALEM REPORTER Gay Oregon State Hospital Worker Sues, Alleging Harassment, Bullying At Salem Facility The maintenance worker says he was physically assaulted and bullied after he came out to a co-worker. Sep 16, 2021 Premium Image SHUTTERSTOCK Cost Of Oregon Commercial Health Insurance Premiums to Inch Upward In 2022 State regulators approve an average 1.5% increase in rates for the individual and small-group commercial markets. Sep 1, 2021 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Former Clackamas Chiropractor Sentenced For Oxycodone Distribution His girlfriend died of an overdose in 2016 from oxycodone pills she obtained using one of his illegal prescriptions. Aug 31, 2021 Premium Image An artist's depiction of a proposed psychiatric hospital proposed for a site in Wilsonville. | UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES Universal Health Wins Tentative Approval For 60-bed Wilsonville Psychiatric Hospital The state has granted fewer beds than the company sought, and the facility must devote nearly half its beds to mental health patients from hospital ERs and other secure facilities. Aug 27, 2021 Premium First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous … Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Current page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 … Next page Next › Last page Last » Subscribe to Christian Wihtol Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates. Email Address Get Involved SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVEWhether you work within the health system or experience it as a patient, we want to hear from you.NEWS TIPSSecurely submit an anonymous news tip or confidential document.DONATESupport our journalism by making a tax-deductible gift.